Meet some of the faces behind our company
Paul has worked in the pensions industry for over 30 years, and for the last 4 years as a professional, independent trustee. As well as being a qualified actuary he is an Accredited Trustee through the Association of Professional Pension Trustees
Paul is an experienced Chair as well as acting as co-trustee where his specialist investment knowledge brings additional skills to the Trustee Board. Prior to moving into trusteeship, he was an investment partner with LCP, where he provided investment consulting advice to clients. This included the development of a range of investment strategies for both DC and DB arrangements covering the design of default funds and journey planning, aiming for self-sufficiency or buy-out.
His specialist investment knowledge and actuarial background combined with his experience as a professional trustee enable him to add significant value to the operation of a trustee board. He can support his fellow trustees through complex investment strategies, challenge advisers constructively and help agree on suitable funding objectives for the pension scheme.
Since joining Pi in 2001, Gill has been central to Pi’ s successful operation and growth. Formerly Managing Director, Gill now acts as Company Secretary to the Pi Partnership Board as well as overseeing all of Pi’s compliance procedures. She is a member of the GDPR response team and in her role as Compliance Officer, she is part of the Governance & Compliance Committee (GCC). The GCC reports to the Pi Trustee Board and is instrumental to the oversight and management of our Sole Trustee appointments. Gill is responsible for the delivery of our AAF 02/07 reporting and checking our internal processes meet all required standards – ensuring we deliver the very highest standard of service to our clients is central to her approach to compliance management.
Jenny has over 10 years’ experience in the pension industry having qualified as an Actuary in 2008. She graduated from Oxford University in 2001 with an MA in Mathematics and as a Scheme Actuary worked across a wide range of schemes where she was involved in a number of complex funding negotiations and corporate restructures.
Since 2016 Jenny has focused on providing Independent Trustee services and is an Accredited Trustee through the Association of Professional Pension Trustees. Jenny now acts as Chair or Sole Trustee to a portfolio of appointments; her technical background and collaborative manner delivers pragmatic and cost-effective scheme management particularly suited to smaller schemes.
Sarah graduated from Oxford University in 2007 with a Master’s in Mathematics and qualified as an Actuary in 2011. Sarah now focuses on providing Independent Trustee services and acts as Trustee on several Defined Benefit and Defined Contribution schemes. Her combination of technical knowledge with a clear and concise manner adds value to a trustee board. She is frequently appointed as a sole trustee and has extensive experience in streamlined scheme management and working closely with the employer in this role. She has also developed member engagement programmes for Defined Contribution schemes, including holding Q & A sessions with the membership and increasing the visibility of the trustee role.
As well as being a member of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries, Sarah Marshall is an Accredited Trustee through the Association of Professional Pension Trustees where she was previously a council member with responsibility for finance.
Nigel has worked in occupational pensions for over 40 years and for more than 25 years has been a professional trustee, either as a main board member, Chair or Sole Trustee. His appointments have also included specialist interim appointments to manage complex negotiations and mitigate existing conflicts of interest.
Nigel is an Accredited Trustee through the Association of Professional Pension Trustees and his experience ranges from ensuring a trustee board meets the necessary compliance requirements through to highly imaginative and creative problem-solving. He has also chaired schemes through buy-out and winding-up processes. His clients have been in the commercial, charity and public sector, so he is used to working with a range of employers and understands their commercial pressures.
Nigel is a Council Member of the Association of Professional Pension Trustees and Chair of their Sole Trustee sub-committee.
Chris has extensive knowledge of occupational pension schemes with over 15 years of experience in the pensions industry. He provides support to a range of trustee boards including, governance and member engagement programmes. Prior to joining Pi Partnership in 2018, he was secretary to the Trustees at UK Power Networks for four years, where he provided secretarial support to the Company’s two defined benefit pension schemes.
Chris Baker’s background is in benefits administration and he is now an Accredited Trustee through the Association of Professional Pension Trustees. As well as working closely on more complex pension schemes with independent trustees, he also acts as a Shadow Trustee and as Chair of an administration sub-committee.
Sarah has acted as an independent trustee for over 20 years where her legal background, collaborative and pragmatic approach has made her a highly valued Chair of Trustees to a number of pension arrangements. She has expertise with DB, DC, and Death in Service schemes and has acted either as Chair or Sole trustee to over 60 schemes in her time as pension scheme trustee.
Sarah is an Accredited Trustee through the Association of Professional Pension Trustees and after graduating in law from Cambridge University was initially engaged as a corporate lawyer, Sarah later specialised in pensions and trusteeship. This included developing an independent pension scheme trustee practice, through the associated corporate trustee practice owned by Burges Salmon LLP. As well as acting as an independent trustee Sarah has also been involved with specialist trustee training and board effectiveness reviews. Until ceasing to practice as a solicitor in early 2016, she was a full member of the Association of Pensions Lawyers.
Roger is Head of Trusteeship at Pi Trustees and has over thirty-five years of experience in the benefits industry. An Accredited Trustee through the Association of Professional Pension Trustees Roger is also a Fellow of the Pensions Management Institute (PMI), is on the committee of the PMI Trustee Group and a regular speaker at PMI seminars.
Roger now acts as Independent Chair to a portfolio of trustee boards, with both defined benefit and defined contribution sections. He works with a range of different sectors including the media, logistics, not-for-profit and charitable institutions. His technical expertise, collaborative approach and commercial awareness enable him to deliver a pragmatic, proportionate, and disciplined approach to all his professional, independent trustee appointments.
This includes helping address conflicts of interest, dealing with the impact of mergers and acquisitions, and managing complex valuations.
Lynn is an experienced pension professional, having spent over 30 years in the pensions industry. Until 2010, Lynn worked as an actuary with a number of large UK consultancies, supporting her clients through significant events such as funding negotiations, scheme mergers, corporate transactions and insolvency situations.
Since 2010, Lynn has focused on her role as a professional trustee, building up a portfolio of Chair and Sole Trustee appointments. Her pragmatic and proportionate approach ensures efficient management of trustee business. She has managed complex projects including scheme mergers, corporate restructurings, liability management exercises and buyout transactions.
Lynn is a Fellow of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries and has APPT accreditation.
One of the original founders of Pi Partnership, John now focuses on providing independent trusteeship. He is an Accredited Trustee through the Association of Professional Pension Trustees and a key part of John’s role as a trustee is providing strategic guidance and professional leadership to trustee bodies as Chair of Trustees. This strategic focus and experience of the trustee role enable him to provide clear leadership on complex issues and manage advisers appropriately.
John specialises in working with pension schemes faced with complex issues, such as sensitive funding discussions and employer covenant considerations. He has specialist knowledge of working with Non-Associated Multi-Employer Schemes and of working closely with the Pensions Regulator throughout a number of complex funding negotiations for professional partnerships.
John is also a member of the Chartered Insurance Institute.
Skip has been a trustee for over 25 years and as an independent trustee for over 15 years. He is an Accredited Trustee through the Association of Professional Pension Trustees and his appointments include Independent Chair of Trustees for the Bank of America UK scheme (DB and DC), Trustee Director of the Bank of America Merrill Lynch UK scheme and recently retired from the Board of the London Pension Fund Authority (LPFA), which delivers local government pension scheme (LGPS) administration services and manages assets on behalf of Greater London Authority (GLA) and some 230 other employers.
As well as having extensive experience working with DB pension schemes, Skip is Chair of Trustees for one of the largest DC pension schemes in the UK and is at the forefront of developments in DC governance standards, member communication, and investment design. His expertise in this area has been recognised by the investment strategy of the year awards from ‘Engaged Investor’. Skip has a background in finance and brings a robust risk management approach to trustee boards, including an understanding of counterparty and financing risk.
Angela has over thirty years’ experience in scheme management. Before joining Pi Consulting in 2009, as a Group Manager within Mercer she had reporting responsibilities for 4 administration team leaders and up to 40 staff and was also a member of their “Best Practice Group”.
Since joining Pi, she has been involved in a variety of project-based appointments, including some emergency appointments where she has dealt with complex issues concerning property holdings, non-regulated investments, and some highly litigious situations. Her project management skills are essential in ensuring the best possible outcomes as efficiently as possible.
Angela is a specialist in scheme buy-in, buyout, and wind-up. She has been involved in all aspects of scheme wind-up for both defined benefits and defined contribution schemes. Her practical approach includes strong budget and time management. She was a member of one of the Government’s “Speeding up Process” working parties and is a Fellow of the Pensions Management Institute.
Amanda is a Board Director of Pi Partnership Group and leads the development of Pi’s services. She works closely with clients, the Pi team and professional advisers to ensure all of Pi’s services meet the changing needs of the pension market and deliver clear value to Pi’s clients.
Amanda has over twenty-five years’ experience in the pensions industry and, as well as ensuring Pi’s services continue to meet the needs of our clients in a rapidly changing pension landscape, is also a member of Pi’s Executive Management Team. Amanda provides specialist project management for clients on a range of services, including adviser selection and review, trustee board assessment and governance design.
As well as being a Fellow of the Pensions Management Institute (PMI) and Chair of the PMI London Group, Amanda holds PMI certificates in Pensions Automatic Enrolment and DC Governance, was a past Prince2 practitioner and is a Certified Risk Management Practitioner.